Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Dalai Lama hoax STILL circulating on the Net

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/book/jul6.html 1935 Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual and political leader (born Tenzin Gyatso); said to be the living incarnation of Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion.

After years of debunking, this hoax is still circulating in emails:

"This is what The Dalai Lama had to say on the millennium. Think of how great the world would be if everyone followed these simple rules.

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go some place you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon."

Not so. It's a Net hoax: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/dalai.htm


The words apparently come from the best-selling Life's Little Instruction Book by H Jackson Brown, Jr.

Another supposed Dalai Lama letter: http://www.snopes2.com/rumors/dalai.htmhttp://www.snopes2.com/rumors/dalai.htm

Help break the chain. Before passing on such emails, or the ones about missing children, please check first with http://www.snopes.com/.

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

Life's Little Instruction Book: Volume II

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